Fredros Okumu
Director of Science; Ifakara Health Institute, Tanzania

Dr. Fredros Okumu is a Public Health Researcher and current Director of Science at Ifakara Health Institute, in Tanzania. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the Nelson Mandela Africa Institute of Science & Technology and an Associate Professor at University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa. His research focuses on the biology and control of infectious diseases; working on basic sciences through policy translation.

Fredros originally trained as a Public Health Officer at Moi University College of Health Sciences in Kenya (2001 – 2005). He holds a Master degree in Applied Parasitology from University of Nairobi, Kenya (2008), and another Master degree in Geo-Information Science, Earth Observation & Environmental Modeling from Lund University,Sweden (2011). He earned a PhD in Infectious Tropical Diseases from London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine in 2012, and an MBA-International Health Management from University of Basel, Switzerlan (through Swiss Tropical & Public Health Institute), in 2019.

Fredros was awarded the American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (ASTMH) Young Investigator Award in 2009, a Wellcome Trust Intermediate Fellowship in Public Health & Tropical Medicine (2014-2019), a Howard Hughes-Gates International Scholarship (2017-2022), and an ASPEN New Voices Fellowship (2019-2020). He was named among Top 100 Global Thinkers by US-Based Foreign Policy Magazine in 2016, and Top 30 African Innovators by Quartz Africa in 2018. Most recently in March, 2020, he was named among the World Economic Forum Young Global Leaders.

He was a co-chair of the Malaria Eradication Research Agenda consultative group on Tools for Elimination (2016-2018) and co-Chaired the WHO Vector Control Working Group on New Tools for Malaria Vector Control (2016-2019). Between 2017 and 2018, he provided research support for the Africa Union High-Level Panel on Emerging Technologies, and was a member of the working group that defined the pathway for testing of gene-drives for malaria control in Africa. Fredros is Associate Editor of the Journals, Parasites & Vectors, and a member of Editorial Boards of Malaria Journal and Scientific African. He was inducted in June 2016 as a Young Affiliate of the African Academy of Sciences.

In 2018, Fredros was appointed to the 12-member Malaria Strategic Advisory Panel of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He also works an assessor for the WHO prequalification program for vector control products since 2017. He is currently a Honorary Research Fellow at University of Glasgow and was until 2018 a Visiting Professor at the Federal University of Minas Gerais in Brazil.

He has more than 90 publications in international peer-reviewed journals, and maintains an active research group with scientists, staff and collaborators in more than ten countries. He is also passionate about improving ecosystems for young researchers in Africa.

EDUCATION & TRAINING
Global Leadership & Public Policy for the 21st Century
John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, Executive EducationMar – Apr 2021

Certificate 

International Health Management
University of Basel & Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, SwitzerlandMay 2014 – Oct 2019

MBA 

Infectious Tropical Diseases
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, UKJan 2009 – Jun 2012

PhD

Geo-information, Earth Observation & Environmental modeling
Department of Physical Geography & Ecosystems Analysis, Lund University, SwedenApr 2006 – Mar 2011

Msc

Applied Medical Parasitology
School of Biological Sciences, University of Nairobi, KenyaOct 2006 – Sept 2008

Msc

Environmental Health
Faculty of Health Sciences, Moi University, KenyaSept 2002 – Dec 2005

Bsc

Certificate of Directorship
Institute of Directors in TanzaniaAug 2017 – Aug 2017

Certificate 

PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS
Director of Science (~500 Staff; ~200 Researchers)
Ifakara Health Institute, TanzaniaJuly 2016

Ifakara Health Institute, Management Committee 

Adjunct Professor
Nelson Mandela Africa Institute of Science & Technology, TanzaniaJuly 2019

School of Life Sciences 

Scientific Advisor
African Capacity Building Foundation2022

African Capacity Building Foundation

Heath Clark Lectureship [3 months total]
London School of Hygiene & Topical Medicine2022

London School of Hygiene & Topical Medicine 

Honorary Associate Professor
University of the Witwatersrand, South AfricaJul 2016

School of Public Health 

Honorary Research Fellow
University of Glasgow, UKApr 2016

Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health & Comparative Medicine 

Consultant/Assessor
World Health Organization, SwitzerlandMay 2017 – Dec 2021

WHO Pre-qualification Team for Vector Control Products 

Head of Department (137 staff, in 3 sites; 24 PhD Scientists)
Ifakara Health Institute, TanzaniaJun 2014 – Jun 2016

Environmental Health & Ecological Sciences 

Visiting Research Professor
Federal University of Minas Gerais, BrazilMar 2014

Institute of Biological Sciences, Laboratory of Parasitology 

Chief Research Scientist
Ifakara Health Institute, TanzaniaApr 2012

Environmental Health & Ecological Sciences

Research Scientist
Ifakara Health Institute, TanzaniaSept 2007 – Apr 2012

Environmental Health & Ecological Sciences

Field Assistant for WHO Environmental Health Consultant
Kenya Medical Research Institute, KenyaJan 2006 – Apr 2006

Environmental Health Officer’s Office 

Research Assistant & Technician
International Centre for Insect Physiology & Ecology, KenyaDec 1999 – Sep 2001

Human Health Division, ICIPE- Mbita Point 

HONORS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS
SCIENTIFIC ADVISORIES, JOURNAL EDITORIAL ROLES & OTHER APPOINTMENTS

2022: Member, World Economic Forum, Young Global Leaders Advisory Group

2021: Member, Wellcome Trust, Pathogen Biology & Disease Transmission Discovery Advisory Group

2021: Member, WHO Malaria Policy Advisory Group

2022: Academic Editor, PLoS Global Publish Health Journal

2021: Subject Editor, Parasites & Vectors Journal

2020: Member, Board of Management: Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA); 2nd Term 2020: Member, Malaria Strategic Advisory Panel, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (Second 2-Year Term).

2019: Member, Local Scientific Advisory Committee: 2019 Annual Grand Challenges Meeting, Addis Ababa

2018: Member, Malaria Strategic Advisory Panel, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (First 2-Year Term).

2018: Member, Editorial Board of Malaria Journal

2017: Member, Technical Advisory Group (TAG) for the Mathematical Modelling Research Group at Swiss Tropical &

Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland

2017: Member, Board of Management: Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA) 2018: Member, Management Board, Anti-Vec Research Program

2018: Member, Zanzibar Malaria Elimination Advisory Committee

2018: Member, Scientific Sub-Committee of Tanzania National Committee for East African Health & Scientific Conference 2017: Member; WHO Pre-qualification Team for Assessment of Vector Control Products; responsible for assessing the quality, efficacy and safety of vector control products (PQT-Vector Control Products).

2017: Associate Editor (Dipteran Vectors and Associated Diseases), Parasites and Vectors Journal

2017: Research Support for Africa Union High Level Panel on Emerging Technologies (Gene Drives for Malaria Control and Elimination)

2016: Member of Expert Working Group on Guidelines and Requirements for Testing of Mosquitoes Modified with Driving Transgenes

2016: Facilitator on various workshops on ecology of African malaria mosquitoes, in support of the NEPAD Agency of the African Union to support African biosafety regulators. Held in Different African Countries

2015: Co-Chair: Malaria Eradication Research Agenda Initiative Panel on Tools for Elimination: (Hosted by Malaria Eradication Scientific Alliance (MESA)): Presentation is here

2015-2018: Co-Chair: WHO Vector Control Working Group (VCWG) panel on Challenges and New Tools

2014: Member of the Editorial Board of Parasites and Vectors Journal

2014: Member of the European Congress of Tropical Medicine and International Health (ECTMIH) Basel 2015 Scientific Advisory Committee

2013: Member,Advisory Board of Dutch Malaria Foundation

2012: Judge at the Tanzania Annual Young Scientists event, 2012 – 2014 

TEACHING DUTIES

2021: Host & Convener: Ifakara MasterClasses in Public Health & Infectious Diseases (~2 online sessions/month)

2021: Guest Lecture: PPHS 511: Fundamentals of Global Health [Malaria]; a class session with McGill University Students of Global Health; October 15th, 2021

2021: Guest Facilitator: MBA International Health Management – University of Basel, Switzerland

2020: Guest Lecture: PPHS 511: Fundamentals of Global Health [Malaria]; a class session with McGill University Students of Global Health; October 20th, 2020

2018: Present: Masters in Public Health Research (MscPHR) offered by Ifakara Health Institute and Nelson Mandela Africa Institute of Science & Technology at the Ifakara Health Institute Training Centre in Bagamoyo. Courses include (Research Conceptualization; Ecology of Infectious Diseases; Leadership; Research Methods; Infectious Disease Control)

2018: In-residence training for Elimination 8 Entomology Fellowship Program of the Southern African Development Cooporation: Malaria Vector Control and Surveillance; Training hosted at Ifakara Health Institute

2016: Convener and Faculty: Grant Writing Bootcamps for African Innovators, Organized by African Academy of Sciences, Grand Challenges Africa, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Ifakara Health Institute

2015: Teaching faculty at the Science of Eradication Malaria Leadership Development Course, organized jointly by, Harvard University School of Public Health, Boston, IsGlobal, Spain and Swiss TPH, CH

2012: Present: Training of Graduate & Post-Graduate Students at Ifakara Health Institute, with university partnerships. Provision of supervision, coaching and hands on training at Ifakara; Degrees offered by Training Partners 

POST-GRADUATE STUDENTS SUPERVISED / MENTORED
  1. 2022: Halfan Ngowo (PhD, COMPLETED); University of Glasgow, UK and Ifakara Health Institute, Tanzania. Currently a Senior Research Scientist at Ifakara Health Institute
  2. 2022: Naomi Urio (Msc , COMPLETED); Trained via a Joint Program of Ifakara Health Institute and Nelson Mandela Africa Institute of Science and Technology, Tanzania; Currently, Research Scientist at Ifakara Health Institute
  3. 2022: Jacquline Mgaya (Msc COMPLETED) Trained via a Joint Program of Ifakara Health Institute and Nelson Mandela Africa Institute of Science and Technology, Tanzania; Currently, Research Scientist at Ifakara Health Institute.
  4. 2022: Pinda Polius; (Msc COMPLETED; Ifakara Health Institute); Training at University of the Witwatersrand and Ifakara Health Institute, Tanzania; Now Research Scientist at Ifakara Health Institute
  5. 2021: Emmanuel Hape; (Msc COMPLETED/; Scottish Funding Council); Training at University of Glasgow, UK and Ifakara Health Institute, Tanzania; Now Research Scientist at Ifakara Health Institute & PhD student at Witwatersrand, SA
  6. 2021: Ismail Nambunga (Msc COMPLETED; Scottish Funding Council); Training at University of Glasgow, UK and Ifakara Health Institute, Tanzania. Now Research Scientist at Ifakara Health Institute
  7. 2021: Mercy Opiyo (PhD, COMPLETED; IsGlobal-Spain. Currently a Wellcome Trust International Training Fellow, Manhica, Mozambique) & Medical Entomologist UCSF-USA and Manhica-MOZ
  8. 2021: Marcelina Finda (PhD, COMPLETED; Funded by Consortium of Advancer Research & Training (CARTA); Training at University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa and Ifakara Health Institute, Tanzania. Currently a Senior Research Scientist at Ifakara Health Institute & Post Doctoral Scientist at UC-San Diego, USA
  9. 2020: Nancy Stephen Matowo (PhD COMPLETED, Funded by Swiss Excellence Scholarship (ESKAS)); Training at University of Basel and Swiss Tropical & Public Health Institute, Switzerland); Currently Post Doctoral Scientist at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  10. 2020: Emmanuel P. Mwanga (Msc COMPLETED; Wellcome Trust Funded); Training at University of Glasgow, UK and Ifakara Health Institute, Tanzania. Current research scientist, Ifakara & PhD student at University of Glasgow
  11. 2020: Doreen Siria; (Msc COMPLETED; Wellcome Trust Funded); Training at University of Glasgow, UK and Ifakara Health Institute, Tanzania
  12. 2019: Dr. Emmanuel Kaindoa (PhD, COMPLETED; Funded by Consortium of Advancer Research & Training (CARTA); Training at University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa and IHI. Currently Wellcome Trust International Training Fellow, Senior Research Scientist and Deputy Head of Environmental Health & Ecological Sciences Department, , Ifakara Health Institute
  13. 2019: Dr. Elis Paula Batista (PhD, COMPLETED; Funded through an Exchange Program between UFMG and Ifakara Health Institute); Trained at Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil; Won Best PhD Thesis Award, 2019: Currentl;y Post- Doctorall Scientist at UFMG, Brazil
  14. 2019: Frank Tenywa (Msc, COMPLETED; Wellcome Trust Funded; Trained at University of Basel and Swiss Tropical & Public Health Institute: Basel Switzerland and IHI; Currently Research Scientist at Ifakara Health Institute
  15. 2019: Felician Meza (Msc, COMPLETED; Wellcome Trust Funded; Trained at Keele University, UK and Ifakara Health Institute; Currently Research Scientist at Ifakara Health Institute
  16. 2019: Salum Mapua (Msc, COMPLETED; Wellcome Trust Funded; Trained at Keele University, UK and Ifakara Health Institute; Currently Research Scientist at Ifakara Health Institute & PhD Student at Keele University, UK
  17. 2019: Najat Feroze Kahamba (Msc , COMPLETED); Trained via a Joint Program of Ifakara Health Institute and Nelson Mandela Africa Institute of Science and Technology, Tanzania; Currently, Scientist at Ifakara Health Institute & PhD student at University of Glasgow
  18. 2019: Betwel John Msugupakulya (Msc, COMPLETED); Trained via a Joint Program of Ifakara Health Institute and Nelson Mandela Africa Institute of Science and Technology, Tanzania; Currently, PhD Student at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and Scientist at Ifakara Health Institute
  19. 2019: John Paliga Masalu (Msc, COMPLETED); Trained via a Joint Program of Ifakara Health Institute and Nelson Mandela Africa Institute of Science and Technology, Tanzania; Currently, Scientist at Ifakara Health Institute
  20. 2018: Kyeba Swai (Msc COMPLETED; Wellcome Trust Funded; Trained at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London UK and Ifakara Health Institute; Currently PhD student at Swiss Tropical & Public Health Institute & Research Scientist at Ifakara Health Institute
  21. 2017: Arnold Sadikiel Mmbando (Msc-COMPLETED; Wellcome Trust Funded) University of Basel and Swiss Tropical & Public Health Institute, Basel Switzerland. Currently Scientist at IHI, and PhD Student at Durham University, UK.
  22. 2016: Halfan Ngowo (Msc-COMPLETED; Funded through Wellcome Trust Intermediate Fellowship); University of Glasgow, UK; Now Research Scientist at IHI and PhD Student at University of Glasgow
  23. 2015: Dingani Chinula (Msc – COMPLETED; Wellcome Trust Funded; Trained at Liverppool School of Tropical Medicine, UK; Now Entomologist at the Zambian Ministry of Health, Zambia
  24. 2015: Mwajabu Hamis (Msc-COMPLETED; Funded jointly by Ifakara Health Institute and CDC, USA): Trained at Mzumbe University, Tanzania. Now Senior Grants & Contracts Officer at Ifakara Health Institute, TZ.
  25. 2015: Nancy Stephen Matowo (Msc-COMPLETED; Wellcome Trust Funded); Trained at University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. Now Research Scientist at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK, and PhD Student at University of Basel, Swiitzerland
  26. 2014: Emmanuel Kaindoa (Msc-COMPLETED; Wellcome Trust Funded); Trained at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK and Ifakara Health Institute, Tanzania. Now Research Scientist, and Welllcome Trust Fellow, in TZ
  27. 2012: Frank S Magogo (Msc-COMPLETED; Funded through a Gates Grand Challenges Explorations grant); Trained at Tumaini University, Tanzania. Now at National Institutes of Medical Research, TZ 
  28. IN PROGRESS: Letus Muyaga (Msc Student; University of Glasgow, UK and Ifakara Health Institute, Tanzania.
  29. IN PROGRESS: Sheikha Salum Mohammed (MPH Student; University of Glasgow, UK and Ifakara Health Institute
  30. IN PROGRESS: Ruth Shirima; (Msc Student; The University of the Witwatersrand); Training via a Joint Program of Ifakara Health Institute and Witswatersrand, Tanzania
  31. IN PROGRESS: Emmanuel Mwanga (PhD Student; WT and Gates Funded); Training at University of Glasgow, UK and Ifakara Health Institute, Tanzania.
  32. IN PROGRESS: Joel Odero (PhD Student; Gates Funded); Training at University of Glasgow, UK and Ifakara Health Institute, Tanzania.
  33. IN PROGRESS: Salum Mapua (PhD Student; Gates Funded); Training at Keele University, UK and Ifakara, Tanzania.
  34. IN PROGRESS: Betwel Msugupakulya (PhD Student; Gates Funded); Training at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK and Ifakara Health Institute, Tanzania.
  35. IN PROGRESS: Najat Kahamba; (PhD Student; Gates Funded); Training at University of Glasgow, UK and Ifakara Health Institute, Tanzania
  36. IN PROGRESS: Issa Mshani (PhD Student; Royal Scociety, London and Gates Funded); Training at University of Glasgow, UK and Ifakara Health Institute, Tanzania.
  37. 2021: Neemia Zephania; (Msc student; Scottish Funding Council); Training at University of Glasgow, UK and Ifakara Health Institute, Tanzania; Now Research Scientist at Ifakara Health Institute
  38. OTHERS IN PROGRESS: Other candidates and interns working directly with me at any one time, at Ifakara Health Institute, or in our Partner laboratories, whom I support through direct or indirect metorship. 

SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS:
Total Citations: 5012; h Index: 39; i10 Index: 93
Online preprints under peer-review (papers under review but not available online are excluded)
Papers in Press
Published in 2022
  1. Some residual malaria transmission may be “out of control” but “within reach” of current tools; Joseph Wagman, Christen Fornadel, Fredros Okumu. 2022. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Volume 119, Issue 38, Pages e2210568119
  2. Mass Trapping and Larval Source Management for Mosquito Elimination on Small Maldivian Islands: Akib Jahir, Najat F Kahamba, Tom O Knols, Gordon Jackson, Nila FA Patty, Sonu Shivdasani, Fredros O Okumu, Bart GJ Knols 2022; Insects, Volume 13, Issue 9, Pages 805
  3. Persistently high proportions of plasmodium-infected Anopheles funestus mosquitoes in two villages in the Kilombero valley, South-Eastern Tanzania; 2022; Salum A Mapua, Emmanuel E Hape, Japhet Kihonda, Hamis Bwanary, Khamis Kifungo, Masoud Kilalangongono, Emmanuel W Kaindoa, Halfan S Ngowo, Fredros O Okumu. 2022; Parasite Epidemiology and Control; Volume 18; Pages; e00264
  4. Observing the distribution of mosquito bites on humans to inform personal protection measures against malaria and dengue vectors; Winifrida P Mponzi, Johnson K Swai, Emmanuel W Kaindoa, Khamis Kifungo, Alvaro E Eiras, Elis PA Batista, Nancy S Matowo, Peter O Sangoro, Marceline F Finda, Arnold S Mmbando, Tegemeo Gavana, Halfan S Ngowo, Fredros O Okumu; Plos one 17 (7), e0271833
  5. A statistical calibration tool for methods used to sample outdoor-biting mosquitoes; Halfan S Ngowo, Alex J Limwagu, Heather M Ferguson, Jason Matthiopoulos, Fredros O Okumu, Luca Nelli; 2022 Parasites & Vectors Volume 15, Article number: 293 (2022)
  6. Effects of sample preservation methods and duration of storage on the performance of mid-infrared spectroscopy for predicting the age of malaria vectors; Jacqueline N. Mgaya, Doreen J. Siria, Faraja E. Makala, Joseph P. Mgando, John-Mary Vianney, Emmanuel P. Mwanga & Fredros O. Okumu. Parasites & Vectors Volume 15, Article number: 281 (2022)
  7. The fight against malaria: Diminishing gains and growing challenges. Justin M. Cohen, Fredros Okumu, Bruno Moonen Science Translational Medicine 14, eabn3256 (2022) 29 June 2022
  8. Assessing the impact of a novel house design on the incidence of malaria in children in rural Africa: study protocol for a household-cluster randomized controlled superiority trial Salum Mshamu, Arnold Mmbando, Judith Meta, John Bradley, Thomas Chavalier Bøjstrup, Nicholas P. J. Day, Mavuto Mukaka, Fredros Okumu, Ally Olotu, Christopher Pell, Jacqueline Deen, Jakob Knudsen, Steven W. Lindsay & Lorenz von Seidlein. Trials 2022 Jun 20;23(1):519
  9. What Africa can do to accelerate and sustain progress against malaria. Fredros Okumu, Margaret Gyapong, Núria Casamitjana , Marcia C. Castro , Maurice A. Itoe , Friday Okonofua , Marcel Tanner. Published: June 24, 2022
  10. Effects of agricultural pesticides on the susceptibility and fitness of malaria vectors in rural south-eastern Tanzania; Naomi H Urio, Polius G Pinda, Amos J Ngonzi, Letus L Muyaga, Betwel J Msugupakulya, Marceline Finda, Godfrey S Matanila, Winifrida Mponzi, Halfan S Ngowo, Najat F Kahamba, Theresia E Nkya, Fredros O Okumu
  11. Reflections on the 2021 World Malaria Report and the future of malaria control. April Monroe, Nana Aba Williams, Sheila Ogoma, Corine Karema, Fredros Okumu. Article number: 154 (2022)
  12. Anopheles stephensi in Africa requires a more integrated response. Abraham Mnzava, April C Monroe, Fredros Okumu. Malaria Journal. 21, Article number: 156 (2022)
  13. Using ecological observations to improve malaria control in areas where Anopheles funestus is the dominant vector. Najat F Kahamba, Marceline Finda, Halfan S Ngowo, Betwel J Msugupakulya, Francesco Baldini, Lizette L Koekemoer, Heather M Ferguson, Fredros O Okumu: Malaria Journal 21, Article number: 158 (2022)
  14. Outdoor Vector Biting, and Pyrethroid Resistance Potential Drivers of Persistent Malaria Transmission in Zanzibar; Revocatus Musyangi Musiba, Brian B Tarimo, April Monroe, Dickson Msaky, Halfan Ngowo, Kimberly Mihayo, Alex Limwagu, Godlove T Chila, Gasper K Shubis, Ahmada Ibrahim, George Greer, Juma H Mcha, Faiza Abbas, Abdullah Ali, Fredros O Okumu, Samson Kiware; Malaria Journal: 21, Article number: 172 (2022)
  15. Using Bayesian state-space models to understand the population dynamics of the dominant malaria vector, Anopheles funestus in rural Tanzania Halfan Ngowo, Fredros Oketch Okumu, Emmanuel Elirehema Hape, Issa H Mshani, Heather M Ferguson, Jason Matthiopoulos 21, Malaria Journal: Article number: 161 (2022)
  16. Evaluation of an ivermectin-based attractive targeted sugar bait (ATSB) against Aedes aegypti in Tanzania Frank Sandra Chelestino Tenywa, Jeremiah John Musa, Revocatus Musyangi Musiba, Johnson Kyeba Swai, Ahmad Bakar Mpelepele, Fredros Okech Okumu, Marta Ferreira Maia
  17. Rapid age-grading and species identification of natural mosquitoes for malaria surveillance Siria DJ, Sanou R, Mitton J, Mwanga EP, Niang A, Sare I, Johnson PC, Foster G, Belem AM, Wynne K, Murray-Smith R, Ferguson HM, González-Jiménez M, Babayan SA, Diabaté A, Okumu FO, Baldini F: Nature Communications 2022 13, Article number: 1501 (2022)
  18. Mosquito Net Use in Early Childhood and Survival to Adulthood in Tanzania: Günther Fink, Sigilbert Mrema, Salim Abdulla, S Patrick Kachur, Rashid Khatib, Christian Lengeler, Honorati Masanja, Fredros Okumu, Joanna Schellenberg; New England Journal of Medicine 2022; 386:428-436 DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa2112524
  19. The effect of light and ventilation on house entry by Anopheles arabiensis sampled using light traps in Tanzania: an experimental hut study: Arnold S Mmbando, John Bradley, Deogratius Kazimbaya, Robert Kasubiri, Jakob Knudsen, Doreen Siria, Lorenz von Seidlein, Fredros O Okumu, Steve W Lindsay: Malaria J. vol 21, Article number: 36 (2022)
  20. Effect of larval density and additional anchoring surface on the life-history traits of a laboratory colonized Anopheles funestus strain Munyaradzi Prince Zengenene, Givemore Munhenga, Fredros Okumu, Lizette Leonie Koekemoer Journal of Medical and Veterinary Entomology, First published: 10 January 2022
  21. Is grip strength linked to body composition and cardiovascular risk markers in primary schoolchildren? Cross-sectional data from three African countries. Markus Gerber, Serge Ayekoé, Bassirou Bonfoh, Jean T Coulibaly, Dao Daouda, Bomey Clément Gba, Benal Kouassi, Sylvain G Traoré, Rosa du Randt, Siphesihle Nqweniso, Cheryl Walter, Marceline F Finda, Elihaika G Minja, Getrud J Mollel, Honorati Masanja, Fredros O Okumu, Johanna Beckmann, Stefanie Gall, Christin Lang, Kurt Z Long, Ivan Müller, Nicole Probst-Hensch, Uwe Pühse, Peter Steinmann, Juerg Utzinger. BMJ Open 2022 Jun 6;12(6):e052326. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-052326.  

Published in 2021
  1. Improving malaria control by understanding human behavior: April Monroe, Bolanle Olapeju, Sarah Moore, Gabrielle Hunter, Alice Payne Merritt, Fredros Okumu, Stella Babalola. Bull World Health Organ. 2021 Nov 1; 99(11): 837– 839. Published online 2021 Sep 30. doi: 10.2471/BLT.20.285369
  2. Insecticide-treated eave ribbons for malaria vector control in low-income communities; Emmanuel W. Kaindoa; Arnold S. Mmbando; Ruth Shirima; Emmanuel Hape, Fredros O. Okumu. Malaria Journal (2021) 20:415
  3. Unlocking the human factor to increase effectiveness and sustainability of malaria vector control: April Monroe, Sarah Moore, Bolanle Olapeju, Alice Payne Merritt and Fredros Okumu; Malar Journal (2021) 20:404:
  4. Wild populations of malaria vectors can mate both inside and outside human dwellings: Ismail H. Nambunga, Betwel J. Msugupakulya, Emmanuel E. Hape, Issa H. Mshani, Najat F. Kahamba, Gustav Mkandawile, Daniel M. Mabula, Rukiyah M. Njalambaha, Emmanuel W. Kaindoa, Letus L. Muyaga, Marie R. G. Hermy, Frederic Tripet, Heather Ferguson, Halfan S. Ngowo, Fredros O. Okumu
  5. Moderate-to-vigorous physical activity is associated with cardiorespiratory fitness among primary schoolchildren living in Côte d’Ivoire, South Africa and Tanzania Markus Gerber, Serge A. Ayekoé, Johanna Beckmann, Bassirou Bonfoh, Benal Kouassi, Bomey Clément Gba, Sylvain G. Traoré, Jean T. Coulibaly, Dao Daouda, Rosa du Randt, Marceline F. Finda, Elihaika G. Minja, Stefanie Gall, Getrud J. Mollel, Christin Lang, Kurt Z. Long, Honorati Masanja, Ivan Mueller, Siphesihle Nqweniso, Fredros O. Okumu, Nicole Probst-Hensch, Uwe Puehse, Peter Steinmann, Cheryl Walter and Juerg Utzinger
  6. Dietary diversity among households living in Kilombero district, in Morogoro region, South-Eastern Tanzania; EG Minja, JK Swai, W Mponzi, H Ngowo, F Okumu, M Gerber, U Pühse, …Journal of Agriculture and Food Research, 100171
  7. Evaluation of different deployment strategies for larviciding to control malaria: a simulation study; M Runge, S Mapua, I Nambunga, TA Smith, N Chitnis, F Okumu, E Pothin; Malaria journal 20 (1), 1-14
  8. Key characteristics of residual malaria transmission in two districts in south-eastern Tanzania –implications for improved control: Fredros O Okumu & Lina Finda; 2020 The Journal of Infectious Diseases Vol 223, Pages S143– S154
  9. Addressing power asymmetries in global health: Imperatives in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic: Seye Abimbola; Sumegha Asthana; Cristian M Cortes; Renzo Guinto; Desmond Jumbam; L. Louskieter; Kenneth Munge Kabubei; Shehnaz Munshi; Kui Muraya; Fredros Okumu; Senjuti Saha; Deepika Saluja; Madhukar Pai. PLOS Medicine
  10. Open letter to international funders of science and development in Africa. Nature Medicine (2021). Ngozi A. Erondu, Ifeyinwa Aniebo, Catherine Kyobutungi, Janet Midega, Emelda Okiro & Fredros Okumu
  11. Sub-lethal aquatic doses of pyriproxyfen may increase pyrethroid resistance in malaria mosquitoes; Mercy A. Opiyo, Halfan S. Ngowo, Salum A. Mapua, Monica Mpingwa, Nuru Nchimbi, Nancy S. Matowo, Silas Majambere, Fredros O. Okumu; PLOS ONE Published: March 18, 2021
  12. Maximising the impact of house modification with eave tubes for malaria control in Africa; Bart Knols and Fredros Okumu; MalariaWorld J 2021, Vol 12. 1
  13. Fitness Characteristics of the Malaria Vector,Anopheles Funestus, During an AttemptedLaboratory: Halfan S Ngowo, Emmanuel E, Jason Matthiopoulos , Heather M Ferguson & Fredros O Okumu: Malaria Journal volume 20,Article number: 148 (2021)
  14. Addressing Key Gaps in Implementation of Mosquito Larviciding to Accelerate Malaria Vector Control in Southern Tanzania: Results of a Stakeholder Engagement Process in Local District Councils. Salum A. Mapua, Marceline F. Finda, Ismail H. Nambunga, Betwel J. Msugupakulya, Kusirye Ukio, Prosper P. Chaki, Frederic Tripet, Ann H. Kelly, Nicola Christofides, Javier Lezaun and Fredros O. Okumu. Malar J 20, 123 (2021).  
  15. Real-time dispersal of malaria vectors in rural Africa monitored with lidar: Samuel Jansson, Elin Malmqvist, Yeromin Mlacha, Rickard Ignell, Fredros Okumu, Gerry Killeen, Carsten Kirkeby and Mikkel Brydegaard; PLoS ONE; 2021 Plos one 16 (3), e0247803
  16. Hybrid Mosquitoes? Evidence From Rural Tanzania on How Local Communities May Conceptualize and Respond to Modified Mosquitoes as a Tool for Malaria Control: Marceline F. Finda, Fredros O. Okumu, Elihaika Minja, Rukiyah Njalambaha, Winfrida Mponzi, Brian B. Tarimo, Prosper Chaki, Javier Lezaun, Ann H. Kelly and Nicola Christofides
  17. Creating long-term resilience against malaria vectors while addressing the immediate need to suppress pathogen transmission. Fredros O. Okumu & Marceline F. Finda. Book Chapter in Ecology of Vector Borne Diseases (Ed. Prof. Willem Takken)
  18. Predicting the impact of outdoor vector control interventions on malaria transmission intensity from semi-field studies: Adrian Denz, Margaret M Njoroge, Mgeni M Tambwe, Clara Champagne, Fredros Okumu, Joop JA van Loon, Alexandra Hiscox, Adam Saddler, Ulrike Fillinger, Sarah J Moore, Nakul Chitnis; Parasites & vectors 2021 14. 1. 1-22
  19. Fine-scale distribution of malaria mosquitoes biting or resting outside human dwellings in three low-altitude Tanzanian villages. Arnold S. Mmbando, Emmanuel W. Kaindoa, Halfan S. Ngowo, Johnson K.Swai, Nancy S. Matowo, Masoud Kilalangongono, Godfrey P. Lingamba, Joseph P. Mgando, Isaac H. Namango, Fredros O. Okumu and Luca Nelli. PLoS ONE PLoS ONE 16(1): e0245750.
  20. Occurrence of Four Dengue Virus Serotypes and Chikungunya Virus in Kilombero, Tanzania during Dengue Outbreak in 2018. Beatrice Chipwaza, Robert David Sumaye, Maja Weisser, Winfrid Gingo, Nicholas Kim-Wah Yeo, Siti Naqiah Amrun, Fredros O. Okumu, Lisa F.P. Ng Open Forum Infectious Diseases, Volume 8, Issue 1, January 2021, ofaa626,  

Published in 2020
  1. Comparative assessment of insecticide resistance phenotypes in two major malaria vectors, Anopheles funestus and Anopheles arabiensis in south-eastern Tanzania: Polius Gerazi Pinda, Claudia Eichenberger, Halfan S Ngowo, Dickson S Msaky, Said Abbasi, Japhet Kihonda, Hamis Bwanaly, Fredros O Okumu;
  2. CYP6P9-driven signatures of selective sweep of metabolic resistance to pyrethroids in the malaria vector Anopheles funestus reveal contemporary barriers to gene flow. Delia Doreen Djuicy, Jack Hearn, Magellan Tchouakui, Murielle J. Wondji, Helen Irving, Fredros O. Okumu and Charles S. Wondji. Genes Genes 2020, 11(11), 1314;
  3. Factors associated with sub-microscopic placental malaria and its association with adverse pregnancy outcomes among HIV-negative women in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: a cohort study. Aneth Vedastus Kalinjuma, Anne Marie Darling, Ferdinand M. Mugusi, Ajibola Ibraheem Abioye, Fredros O. Okumu, Said Aboud, Honorati Masanja, Davidson H. Hamer, Ellen Hertzmark & Wafaie W. Fawzi. BMC Infectious Diseases volume 20, Article number: 796 (2020):
  4. The Fabric of Life: what if mosquito nets were durable and widely available but insecticide-free. Fredros Okumu. Malaria Journal Vol 19: 260 (2020):
  5. Patterns of Pesticides Usage in Agriculture in Rural Tanzania Call for Integrating Agricultural and Public Health Practices in Managing Insecticide-resistance in Malaria Vectors: Nancy S Matowo, Marcel Tanner, Givemore Munhenga, Salum A Mapua, Marceline Finda, Jürg Utzinger, Vera Ngowi, Fredros O Okumu: Malaria Journal volume 19, 257 (2020:
  6. An Autoencoder and Artificial Neural Network-based Method to Estimate Parity Status of Wild Mosquitoes from Near- infrared Spectra: Masabho P Milali, Samson S Kiware, Nicodem J Govella, Fredros Okumu, Naveen Bansal, Serdar Bozdag, Jacques D Charlwood, Marta Maia, Sheila B Ogoma, Floyd E Dowell, George F Corliss, Maggy T Sikulu- Lord, Richard J Povinelli: PLoS ONE, 2020:
  7. Aquatic habitats of the malaria vector, Anopheles funestus in rural south-eastern Tanzania; Ismail Hassani Nambunga, Halfan S. Ngowo, Salum A. Mapua, Emmanuel E. Hape, Betwel J. Msugupakulya, Dickson S. Msaky, Nicolaus T. Mhumbira, Karim R. Mchwembo, Gerald Z. Tamayamali, Slyakus V. Mlembe, Rukiyah M. Njalambaha, Dickson W. Lwetoijera, Marceline F. Finda, Nicodem J. Govella, Damaris Matoke-Muhia, Emmanuel W. Kaindoa, Fredros O. Okumu; Malaria Journal:
  8. Patterns of human exposure to malaria vectors in Zanzibar and implications for malaria elimination efforts: April Monroe, Dickson Msaky, Samson Kiware, Brian Tarimo, Sarah Moore, Khamis Haji, Hannah Koenker, Steven Harvey, Marceline Finda, Halfan Ngowo, Kimberly Mihayo, George Greer, Abdullah Ali, Fredros Okumu: Malaria Journal volume 19, 212 (2020):
  9. Methods and indicators for measuring patterns of human exposure to malaria vectors April Monroe, Sarah Moore, Fredros Okumu, Samson Kiware, Neil F Lobo, Hannah Koenker, Ellie Sherrard-Smith, John Gimnig, Gerry F Killeen Malaria Journal 19, Article number: 207 (2020):
  10. Lidar reveals activity anomaly of malaria vectors during pan-African eclipse Mikkel Brydegaard , Samuel Jansson, Elin Malmqvist, Yeromin P. Mlacha, Alem Gebru, Fredros Okumu, Gerry F. Killeen, Carsten Kirkeby Science Advances 2020; 6 : eaay5487
  11. Opinions of key stakeholders on alternative interventions for malaria control and elimination in Tanzania; Marceline Francis Finda, Nicola Christofides, Javier Lezaun, Brian Tarimo, Prosper Chaki, Ann H. Kelly, Ntuli Kapologwe, Paul Kazyoba, Basiliana Emidi, Fredros O. Okumu; Malaria Journal 19 Article number: 164 (2020):
  12. Evaluation of personal protection afforded by repellent-treated sandals against mosquito bites in south-eastern Tanzania. Peter Onyango Sangoro, Tegemeo Gavana, Marceline Finda, Winfrida Mponzi, Emmanuel Hape, Alex Limwagu, Nicodem J. Govella, Prosper Chaki, Fredros O. Okumu; Malaria Journal: 2020 19 (1) 1-12):
  13. Creating mosquito-free outdoor spaces using transfluthrin-treated chairs and ribbons; JP Masalu, M Finda, GF Killeen, HS Ngowo, PG Pinda, Fredros O Okumu; Malaria Journal, 2020: 19 (1), 1-13:
  14. Habitat characteristics and insecticide susceptibility of Aedes aegypti in the Ifakara area, south-eastern Tanzania: Najat F Kahamba, Alex J Limwagu, Salum A Mapua, Betwel J Msugupakulya, Dickson S Msaky, Emmanuel W Kaindoa, Halfan S Ngowo, Fredros O Okumu; Parasites & Vectors, 2020: 13 (1), 53:
  15. Preferred resting surfaces of dominant malaria vectors inside different house types in rural south-eastern Tanzania: Betwel J Msugupakulya, Emmanuel W Kaindoa, Halfan S Ngowo, Japhet M Kihonda, Najat F Kahamba, Dickson S Msaky, Damaris Matoke-Muhia, Patrick K Tungu, Fredros O Okumu: Malaria Journal, 2020; 19 (1), 1-15:
  16. Toward the Definition of Efficacy and Safety Criteria for Advancing Gene Drive-Modified Mosquitoes to Field Testing: Stephanie L James, John M Marshall, George K Christophides, Fredros O Okumu, Tony Nolan; Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, 2020; Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, 2020: Vol. 20, No. 4;
  17. Behavioural and Electrophysiological Responses of Female Anopheles gambiae Mosquitoes to Volatiles from a Mango Bait; FC Meza, JM Roberts, IS Sobhy, Fredros O Okumu, F Tripet, TJA Bruce (Journal of Chemical Ecology; 2020; 1-10):
  18. Effects of school-based physical activity and multi-micronutrient supplementation intervention on growth, health and wellbeing of schoolchildren in three African countries: the KaziAfya cluster-randomised controlled trial protocol using a 2×2 factorial design; Markus Gerber, Ph.D.; Serge A. Ayekoé; Johanna Beckmann; Bassirou Bonfoh; Jean T. Coulibaly; Dao Daouda; Rosa du Randt; Lina Finda; Stefanie Gall; Getrud J. Mollel; Christin Lang; Kurt Z. Long; Sebastian Ludyga; Honorati Masanja; Ivan Müller; Siphesihle Nqweniso; Fredros Okumu; Nicole Probst-Hensch; Uwe Pühse; Peter Steinmann; Sylvain G. Traoré; Cheryl Walter; Jürg Utzinger; Trials, Trials Volume 21,: 22 (2020):
Published in 2019
  1. Protecting migratory farmers in rural Tanzania using eave ribbons treated with the spatial mosquito repellent, transfluthrin. Johnson Kyeba Swai, Arnold S Mmbando, Halfan S Ngowo, Olukayode G Odufuwa, Marceline F Finda, Winnifirda P Mponzi, Anna P Nyoni, Deogratius Kazimabaya, Alex J Limwagu, Rukiyah M Njalambaha, Saidi Abbasi, Sarah J Moore, Joanna Schellenberg, Lena M Lorenz, Fredros O Okumu. Malaria Journal, 2019; 18,: 414 (2019):
  2. Research agenda for preventing mosquito-transmitted diseases through improving the built environment in sub- Saharan Africa; Fiona C Shenton, Adamu Addissie, Graham Alabaster, Dorothy Baziwe, Maria Carrasco Tenezaca, Dingani Chinula, Ebrima Jatta, Musa Jawara, Robert Jones, Jakob Knudsen, Amy Robyn Krystosik, Robert McCann, Ng’Ang’a Murima, Francis Mutuku, Rachel Laure Nguela, Claudia Nieto Sanchez, Emily Nix, Fredros Okumu, Sarah Ruel-Bergeron, Jeroen Spitzen, Lucy S Tusting, Anne L Wilson, Hannah Wood, Julien Zahouli Bi Zahouli, Michael Davies, Steve W Lindsay: Cities & Health, 2019; 1-9:
  3. Eave ribbons treated with transfluthrin can protect both users and non-users against malaria vectors; Emmanuel P Mwanga, Arnold S Mmbando, Paul C Mrosso, Caleb Stica, Salum A Mapua, Marceline F Finda, Khamis Kifungo, Andrew Kafwenji, April C Monroe, Sheila B Ogoma, Halfan S Ngowo, Fredros O Okumu; Malaria journal, 2019 18 (1), 1-14:
  4. Evaluation of an ultraviolet LED trap for catching Anopheles and Culex mosquitoes in south-eastern Tanzania; Emmanuel P Mwanga, Halfan S Ngowo, Salum A Mapua, Arnold S Mmbando, Emmanuel W Kaindoa, Khamis Kifungo, Fredros O Okumu: Parasites & vectors, 2019; 12 (1), 418
  5. Fine-scale spatial and temporal variations in insecticide resistance in Culex pipiens complex mosquitoes in rural south-eastern Tanzania; Nancy S Matowo, Said Abbasi, Givemore Munhenga, Marcel Tanner, Salum A Mapua, David Oullo, Lizette L Koekemoer, Emanuel Kaindoa, Halfan S Ngowo, Maureen Coetzee, Jürg Utzinger, Fredros O Okumu; Parasites & vectors, 2019 12 (1), 413:
  6. Using a miniaturized double-net trap (DN-Mini) to assess relationships between indoor–outdoor biting preferences and physiological ages of two malaria vectors, Anopheles arabiensis and Anopheles funestus: Alex J Limwagu, Emmanuel W Kaindoa, Halfan S Ngowo, Emmanuel Hape, Marceline Finda, Gustav Mkandawile, Japhet Kihonda, Khamis Kifungo, Rukiyah M Njalambaha, Damaris Matoke-Muhia, Fredros O Okumu; Malaria journal, 2019; 18 (1), 282:
  7. Detection of malaria parasites in dried human blood spots using mid-infrared spectroscopy and logistic regression analysis; Emmanuel P Mwanga, Elihaika G Minja, Emmanuel Mrimi, Mario González Jiménez, Johnson K Swai, Said Abbasi, Halfan S Ngowo, Doreen J Siria, Salum Mapua, Caleb Stica, Marta F Maia, Ally Olotu, Maggy T Sikulu-Lord, Francesco Baldini, Heather M Ferguson, Klaas Wynne, Prashanth Selvaraj, Simon A Babayan, Fredros O Okumu: Malaria journal, 2019; 18 (1), 1-13:
  8. Human behaviour and residual malaria transmission in Zanzibar: findings from in-depth interviews and direct observation of community events; April Monroe, Kimberly Mihayo, Fredros Okumu, Marceline Finda, Sarah Moore, Hannah Koenker, Matthew Lynch, Khamis Haji, Faiza Abbas, Abdullah Ali, George Greer, Steven Harvey: Malaria journal, 2019; 18 (1), 220:
  9. Using mid-infrared spectroscopy and supervised machine-learning to identify vertebrate blood meals in the malaria vector, Anopheles arabiensis; Emmanuel P Mwanga, Salum A Mapua, Doreen J Siria, Halfan S Ngowo, Francis Nangacha, Joseph Mgando, Francesco Baldini, Mario González Jiménez, Heather M Ferguson, Klaas Wynne, Prashanth Selvaraj, Simon A Babayan, Fredros O Okumu; Malaria journal, 2019; 18 (1), 187:
  10. Autodissemination of pyriproxyfen suppresses stable populations of Anopheles arabiensis under semi-controlled settings; D Lwetoijera, S Kiware, F Okumu, GJ Devine, S Majambere; Malaria journal, 2019; 18 (1), 166:
  11. Evaluation of a push–pull system consisting of transfluthrin-treated eave ribbons and odour-baited traps for control of indoor- and outdoor-biting malaria vectors; Arnold S Mmbando, Elis PA Batista, Masoud Kilalangongono, Marceline F Finda, Emmanuel P Mwanga, Emmanuel W Kaindoa, Khamis Kifungo, Rukiyah M Njalambaha, Halfan S Ngowo, Alvaro E Eiras, Fredros O Okumu; Malaria journal, 2019; 18 (1), 87:
  12. The mosquitoes are preparing to attack us’: knowledge and perceptions of communities in south-eastern Tanzania regarding mosquito swarms .Finda MF, Kaindoa EW, Nyoni AP, Okumu FO. Malar J. 2019 Feb 26;18(1):56. doi: 10.1186/s12936-019-2686-1.
  13. Health impact assessment for promoting sustainable development: the HIA4SD project: Mirko S. Winkler, Philip B. Adongo, Fred Binka, Fritz Brugger, Serge Diagbouga, Eusebio Macete, Khátia Munguambe & Fredros Okumu; Journal of Impact Assessment & Project Appraisal, 2019; (Print) 1471-5465:
  14. Linking human behaviours and malaria vector biting risk in south-eastern Tanzania; Marceline F Finda, Irene R Moshi, April Monroe, Alex J Limwagu, Anna P Nyoni, Johnson K Swai, Halfan S Ngowo, Elihaika G Minja, Lea P Toe, Emmanuel W Kaindoa, Maureen Coetzee, Lenore Manderson, Fredros O Okumu; PloS one, 2019; 14 (6), e0217414:
  15. Swarms of the malaria vector Anopheles funestus in Tanzania. Kaindoa EW, Ngowo HS, Limwagu AJ, Tchouakui M, Hape E, Abbasi S, Kihonda J, Mmbando AS, Njalambaha RM, Mkandawile G, Bwanary H, Coetzee M, Okumu FO. Malar J. 2019 Jan 29;18(1):29. doi: 10.1186/s12936-019-2660-y.
  16. Prediction of mosquito species and population age structure using mid-infrared spectroscopy and supervised machine learning; Mario González Jiménez, Simon A Babayan, Pegah Khazaeli, Margaret Doyle, Finlay Walton, Elliott Reddy, Thomas Glew, Mafalda Viana, Lisa Ranford-Cartwright, Abdoulaye Niang, Doreen J Siria, Fredros O Okumu, Abdoulaye Diabaté, Heather M Ferguson, Francesco Baldini, Klaas Wynne: Wellcome Open Research, 2019; 4, 76:
  17. Sustainable innovation in vector control requires strong partnerships with communities; Frederic Bartumeus, Guilherme B Costa, Roger Eritja, Ann H Kelly, Marceline Finda, Javier Lezaun, Fredros Okumu, M Megan Quinlan, Delphine C Thizy, Lea Pare Toe, Megan Vaughan; PLoS neglected tropical diseases, 2019; 13 (4), e0007204:
  18. Mapping changes in housing in sub-Saharan Africa from 2000 to 2015; Lucy S Tusting, Donal Bisanzio, Graham Alabaster, Ewan Cameron, Richard Cibulskis, Michael Davies, Seth Flaxman, Harry S Gibson, Jakob Knudsen, Charles Mbogo, Fredros O Okumu, Lorenz Von Seidlein, Daniel J Weiss, Steve W Lindsay, Peter W Gething, Samir Bhatt: Nature, 2019; 568 (7752), 391:
  19. Videographic analysis of flight behaviours of host-seeking Anopheles arabiensis towards BG-Malaria trap; Elis PA Batista, Salum A Mapua, Halfan Ngowo, Nancy S Matowo, Elizangela F Melo, Kelly S Paixão, Alvaro E Eiras, Fredros O Okumu; PloS one, 2019; 14 (7) :
Published in 2018
  1. First report of natural Wolbachia infection in the malaria mosquito Anopheles arabiensis in Tanzania. Baldini F, Rougé J, Kreppel K, Mkandawile G, Mapua SA, Sikulu-Lord M, Ferguson HM, Govella N, Okumu FO. Parasit Vectors. 2018 Dec 13;11(1):635.
  2. A discovery and development roadmap for new endectocidal transmission-blocking agents in malaria. Burrows J, Slater H, Macintyre F, Rees S, Thomas A, Okumu F, Hooft van Huijsduijnen R, Duparc S, Wells TNC. Malar J. 2018 Dec 10;17(1):462.
  3. Outdoor malaria transmission risks and social life: a qualitative study in South-Eastern Tanzania. Moshi IR, Manderson L, Ngowo HS, Mlacha YP, Okumu FO, Mnyone LL. Malar J. 2018 Oct 29;17(1):
  4. Mmbando AS, Ngowo H, Limwagu A, Kilalangongono M, Kifungo K, Okumu FO. Eave ribbons treated with the spatial repellent, transfluthrin, can effectively protect against indoor-biting and outdoor-biting malaria mosquitoes. Malar J. 2018 Oct 17;17(1):368.
  5. Finda MF, Limwagu AJ, Ngowo HS, Matowo NS, Swai JK, Kaindoa E, Okumu FO. Dramatic decreases of malaria transmission intensities in Ifakara, south-eastern Tanzania since early 2000s. Malar J. 2018 Oct 16;17(1):362. doi: 10.1186/s12936-018-2511-2.
  6. Batista EPA, Ngowo H, Opiyo M, Shubis GK, Meza FC, Siria DJ, Eiras AE, Okumu FO. Field evaluation of the BG- Malaria trap for monitoring malaria vectors in rural Tanzanian villages. PLoS One. 2018 Oct 8;13(10):e0205358. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0205358. eCollection 2018:
  7. Kaindoa EW, Finda M, Kiplagat J, Mkandawile G, Nyoni A, Coetzee M, Okumu Fredros O (2018). Housing gaps, mosquitoes and public viewpoints: a mixed methods assessment of relationships between house characteristics, malaria vector biting risk and community perspectives in rural Tanzania. Malar J. 2018 Aug 17;17(1):298. doi: 10.1186/s12936-018-2450-y:
  8. James S, Collins FH, Welkhoff PA, Emerson C, Godfray HCJ, Gottlieb M, Greenwood B, Lindsay SW, Mbogo CM, Okumu FO, Quemada H, Savadogo M, Singh JA, Tountas KH, Touré YT (2018). Pathway to Deployment of Gene Drive Mosquitoes as a Potential Biocontrol Tool for Elimination of Malaria in Sub-Saharan Africa: Recommendations of a Scientific Working Group†. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2018 Jun;98(6_Suppl):1-49. doi: 10.4269/ ajtmh.18-0083.
  9. Chaccour CJ, Ngha’bi K, Abizanda G, Irigoyen Barrio A, Aldaz A, Okumu Fredros, Slater H, Del Pozo JL, Killeen G. (2018). Targeting cattle for malaria elimination: marked reduction of Anopheles arabiensis survival for over six months using a slow-release ivermectin implant formulation Parasit Vectors. 2018 May 4;11(1):287. doi: 10.1186/s13071-018-2872-y.
  10. Chinula D, Sikaala CH, Chanda-Kapata P, Hamainza B, Zulu R, Reimer L, Chizema E, Kiware S, Okumu Fredros O, Killeen G (2018). Wash-resistance of pirimiphos-methyl insecticide treatments of window screens and eave baffles for killing indoor-feeding malaria vector mosquitoes: an experimental hut trial, South East of Zambia. Malar J. 2018 Apr 13;17(1):164. doi: 10.1186/s12936-018-2309-2.
  11. Siria DJ, Batista EPA, Opiyo MA, Melo EF, Sumaye RD, Ngowo HS, Eiras AE, Okumu Fredros O (2018). Evaluation of a simple polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)-based membrane for blood-feeding of malaria and dengue fever vectors in the laboratory. Parasit Vectors. 2018 Apr 11;11(1):236. doi: 10.1186/s13071-018-2823-7
  12. Masalu JP, Okumu FO, Mmbando AS, Sikulu-Lord MT, Ogoma SB (2018). Potential benefits of combining transfluthrin-treated sisal products and long-lasting insecticidal nets for controlling indoor-biting malaria vectors.Parasit Vectors. 2018 Apr 10;11(1):231. doi: 10.1186/s13071-018-2811-y.
  13. Yasmin Williams, LS Tusting, S Hocini, PM Graves, GF Killeen, I Kleinschmidt, FO Okumu, RGA Feachem, A Tartasky and RD Gosling (2018). Expanding the Vector Control Toolbox for Malaria Elimination: A Systematic Review of the Evidence Adv Parasitol. 2018;99:345-379. doi: 10.1016/bs.apar.2018.01.003. Epub 2018 Feb 27 
Published in 2017
  1. Arnold Mmbando, Halfan S. Ngowo, Masoud Kilalangongono, Said Abbas, Nancy S. Matowo, Sarah J. Moore, Fredros O. Okumu (2017). Small-scale field evaluation of push-pull system against early- and outdoor-biting malaria mosquitoes in an area of high pyrethroid resistance in Tanzania [version 1; referees: 2 approved]. Wellcome Open Res 2017, 2:112 (doi: 10.12688/wellcomeopenres.13006.1)
  2. Rabinovich RN, Drakeley C, Djimde AA, Hall BF, Hay SI, Hemingway J, Kaslow DC, Noor A, Okumu Fredros, Steketee R, Tanner M, Wells TNC, Whittaker MA, Winzeler EA, Wirth DF, Whitfield K, Alonso PL (2017). malERA: An Updated Research Agenda for Malaria Elimination and Eradicatio. PLoS Med. 2017 Nov 30;14(11):e1002456. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1002456. eCollection 2017 Nov. Review:
  3. malERA Refresh Consultative Panel on Tools for Malaria Elimination. (2017). malERA: An updated research agenda for diagnostics, drugs, vaccines, and vector control in malaria elimination and eradication. PLoS Med. 2017 Nov 30;14(11):e1002456. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1002456. eCollection 2017 Nov. Review:
  4. Ngowo HS, Kaindoa EW, Matthiopoulos J, Heather M. Ferguson, and Fredros O. Okumu (2017). Variations in household microclimate affect outdoor-biting behaviour of malaria vectors [version 1; referees: 2 approved, 1 approved with reservations]. Wellcome Open Res 2017, 2:102 (doi: 10.12688/wellcomeopenres.12928.1)
  5. Batista, Elis Paula, Halfan Said Ngowo, Mercy Opiyo, Felician Clement Meza, Fredros O. Okumu and Alvaro E. Eiras (2017). “Semi-field assessment of the BG-Malaria trap for monitoring the African malaria vector, Anopheles arabiensis.” PloS one, 2017 12(10): e0186696:
  6. Matowo NS, Munhenga G, Tanner M, Maureen Coetzee, Wim F Feringa, Halfan S. Ngowo, Lizette L. Koekemoer and Fredros Oketch Okumu (2017). Fine-scale spatial and temporal heterogeneities in insecticide resistance profiles of the malaria vector, Anopheles arabiensis in rural south-eastern Tanzania [version 1; referees: 2 approved]. Wellcome Open Res 2017, 2:96 (doi: 10.12688/wellcomeopenres.12617.1).
  7. Kaindoa EW, Ngowo HS, Limwagu, Gustav Mkandawile, Japhet Kihonda, John Paliga Masalu, Hamis Bwanary, Abdoulaye Diabate and Fredros O. Okumu. New evidence of mating swarms of the malaria vector, Anopheles arabiensis in Tanzania [version 1; referees: 1 approved, 1 approved with reservations]. Wellcome Open Res 2017, 2:88 (doi: 10.12688/wellcomeopenres.12458.1)
  8. Fredros Okumu, 2017. The paradigm of eave tubes: scaling up house improvement and optimizing insecticide delivery against disease-transmitting mosquitoes. Malaria Journal, May 19, 2017;16(1):207. doi:10.1186/s12936-017- 1859-z:
  9. Kaindoa EW., Matowo NS, Ngowo HS., Mkandawile G., Mmbando, A.S, Finda Marceline and Okumu Fredros O, 2017. Interventions that effectively target Anopheles funestus could significantly improve control of residual malaria transmission in rural south-eastern Tanzania. PLoS ONE, 2017, 12 (5), e0177807 –
  10. Masalu, J.P., Finda, M., Okumu, Fredros .O., Minja, E.G., Mmbando, A.S., Sikulu-Lord, M.T. and Ogoma, S.B., 2017. Efficacy and user acceptability of transfluthrin-treated sisal and hessian decorations for protecting against mosquito bites in outdoor bars. Parasites & vectors, 2017; 10 (1), p.197:
  11. Killeen, G.F., Kiware, S.S., Okumu, Fredros.O., Sinka, M.E., Moyes, C.L., Massey, N.C., Gething, P.W., Marshall, J.M., Chaccour, C.J. and Tusting, L.S., 2017. Going beyond personal protection against mosquito bites to eliminate malaria transmission: population suppression of malaria vectors that exploit both human and animal blood.BMJ Global Health, 2(2), p.e000198 : 
  12. Killeen, G.F., Tatarsky, A., Diabate, A., Chaccour, C.J., Marshall, J.M., Okumu, Fredros.O., Brunner, S., Newby, G., Williams, Y.A., Malone, D. and Tusting, L.S., 2017. Developing an expanded vector control toolbox for malaria elimination. BMJ Global Health, 2(2), p.e000211. 
  13. Gerry F. Killeen, John P. Masalu, Dingani Chinula, Emmanouil A. Fotakis, Deogratius R. Kavishe, David Malone, and Fredros Okumu. Control of Malaria Vector Mosquitoes by Insecticide-Treated Combinations of Window Screens and Eave Baffles. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2017 23(5). 
Published in 2016
  1. Roberts A, de Andrade PP, Okumu F, Quemada H, Savadogo M, Singh JA, James S. Results from the Workshop “Problem Formulation for the Use of Gene Drive in Mosquitoes” Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2016 Nov 28. pii: 16- 0726.
  2. Swai JK, Finda MF, Madumla EP, Lingamba GF, Moshi IR, Rafiq MY, Majambere S, Okumu FO.Studies on mosquito biting risk among migratory rice farmers in rural south-eastern Tanzania & development of a portable mosquito-proof hut. Malar J. 2016 Nov 22;15(1):564.
  3. Opiyo MA, Hamer GL, Lwetoijera DW, Auckland LD, Majambere S, Okumu FO. Using Stable Isotopes of Carbon and Nitrogen to Mark Wild Populations of Anopheles and Aedes Mosquitoes in South-Eastern Tanzania. PLoS One. 2016 Jul 8;11(7):e0159067. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0159067.
  4. S. Mwangungulu, R. Sumaye, A. Limwagu, E. Kaindoa, & F. Okumu. Crowdsourcing Vector Surveillance: Using community knowledge and experiences to predict densities and distribution of mosquitoes; PLoSONE, 2016; 11(6):e0156388
  5. G. Killeen, N. Govella, D. Lwetoijera & F. Okumu; Most outdoor malaria transmission by behaviourally-resistant Anopheles arabiensis is mediated by mosquitoes that have previously been inside houses, where they may be readily targeted with improved indoor vector control methods, Malaria Journal 2016 15:225
  6. EW. Kaindoa, G. Mkandawile, G. Ligamba, LA. Kelly-Hope & F. Okumu Correlations between household occupancy and malaria vector biting risk in rural Tanzanian villages: implications for high-resolution spatial targeting of control interventions; Malaria Journal 2016: 15-199
  7. N. Matowo, L. Koekemoer, S. Moore, A. Mmbando, S. Mapua, M. Coetzee & F. Okumu, Combining Synthetic Human Odours and Low-Cost Electrocuting Grids to Attract and Kill Outdoor-Biting Mosquitoes: Field and Semi-Field Evaluation of an Improved Mosquito Landing Box; PLOS ONE Jan 2016
Published in 2015
Published in 2014
Published in 2013
  1. N. Matowo, J. Moore, S. Mapua, E. Madumla, I. Moshi, E. Kaindoa, S. Mwangungulu, D. Kavishe, R. Sumaye, D. Lwetoijera & F. Okumu (2013): Using a new odour-baited device to explore options for luring and killing outdoor-biting malaria vectors: a report on design and field evaluation of the Mosquito Landing Box, Parasites & Vectors, 2013.6:137:
  2. Okumu F, Mbeyela E, Ligamba, G., Moore J., Sumaye, B., Kenward MG, Turner EL, Lorenz LM, & Moore SJ (2013): Comparative field evaluation of combinations of long lasting insecticidal nets and indoor residual spraying, relative to either method alone, for malaria vector control in areas dominated by Anopheles arabiensis. Parasites&Vectors 6(46):
  3. F. Okumu, RD. Sumaye, NS. Matowo, SP. Mwangungulu, EW. Kaindoa, IR. Moshi, EP. Madumla & DW. Lwetoijera (2013): Outdoor mosquito control using odour-baited devices: development and evaluation of a potential new strategy to complement indoor malaria prevention methods. Malaria World Journal, 2013.4:(6)
  4. Okumu F, Moore S, Killeen G (2013):Mathematical evaluation of combining bed nets with indoor residual spraying upon malaria transmission in areas where the main vectors are Anopheles arabiensis mosquitoes:Parasites&Vectors 6(17):
  5. L. Lorenz, A. Keane, J. Moore, C. Munk, L. Seeholzer, A. Mseka, E. Simfukwe, J. Ligamba, E. Turner, B. Lubandwa, F. Okumu, G. Killeen, W. Mukabana, S. Moore (2013). Taxis assays measure directional movement of mosquitoes to olfactory cues, Parasites and Vectors, 2013; 6: 131.
  6. B. Huho, O. Brie ̈t, A. Seyoum, C. Sikaala, N. Bayoh, J Gimnig, F. Okumu, D. Diallo, S. Abdulla, T. Smith & Gerry Killeen: Consistently high estimates for the proportion of human exposure to malaria vector populations occurring indoors in rural Africa. International Journal of Epidemiology 2013;1–13: Link to article here 
Published in 2012
Published in 2011
Published in 2010
  1. Okumu F, Govella NJ, Moore SJ, Chitnis Nakul and Killeen GF Potential benefits, limitations and target-product profiles of odour-baited mosquito traps for malaria control in Africa. PLoS ONE 2010. 5: 1 (7) e11573
  2. Okumu F, G. Killeen, S. Ogoma, L. Biswaro, R. Smallegange, E. Mbeyela, E. Titus, C. Munk, H. Ngonyani, W. Taken, H. Mshinda, W. Mukabana & S. Moore Development and field evaluation of a synthetic mosquito lure that is more attractive than humans. PLoS ONE 2010. 5: 1
  3. Lwetoijera D, Sumaye R, Madumla E, Kavishe D, Mnyone L, Russell T & F. Okumu An Extra-domiciliary method of delivering entomopathogenic fungus Metharizium anisopliae IP 46 for controlling adult populations of the malaria vector Anopheles arabiensis. Parasites and Vectors 2010, 3: 18.
  4. Okumu F., E. Madumla, John A, D. Lwetoijera & R. Sumaye, Attracting, Trapping and Killing disease transmitting mosquitoes using odor-baited stations-The Ifakara Odor-Baited Stations. Parasites and Vectors. 2010. 3:1.
  5. Okumu F, L Biswaro, G. Killeen, R. Mukabana & S. Moore Using nylon strips to dispense mosquito attractants for sampling the malaria vector Anopheles gambiae s.s. Journal of Medical Entomology, 2010. 47:3.
  6. Mazigo, H.D, F. Okumu, EJ Kweka, and LL Mnyone. Retrospective Analysis of Suspected Rabies Cases Reported at Bugando Referral Hospital, Mwanza, Tanzania Journal of Global Infectious Diseases 2010: 2(3): 216– 220.
  7. Govella N, F Okumu and GF. Killeen Short report: Reduction of malaria transmission by mosquitoes that feed outdoors, by Insecticide –Treated Nets. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 2010. 82: 3.
Published in 2009
Published in 2008
Published in 2007
Published in 2006
PATENTS, PATENT APPLICATIONS & TRADEMARKS
POST-GRADUATE THESES
OTHER RELEVANT REPORTS
PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT & MEDIA
OpEds, Podcasts, Debates & Interviews & Video Talks
2022
2021
2020
2019
TED Talks, Documentaries, PodCasts, Radio and Television
Other Selected media appearances (additional information available online)
  1. Science Daily: Getting to Zero Malaria Cases in Zanzibar:
  2. USAID Innovator Spotlight: Fredros Okumu
  3. Research Professional News: African Researchers Confirm Inequities in Global Health Research:
  4. Science Daily: Dramatic housing transformation in sub-Saharan Africa revealed for first time
  5. The Economist: Scanning Mosquitoes with Infrared Spectroscopy:
  6. Washington Post: Gene Drives Research to fight diseases can proceed cautiously
  7. The Guardian:Scientists Divided over new approach to combat malaria
  8. 2017: TEDGlobal Speaker, Arusha, Tanzania, 30th Aug 2017: Uploaded Jan 29th 2018; >1 million views
  9. CNBS Africa News
  10. 2017: allAfrica News: Ifakara Director Scoops Prestigious Research Award 
  11. 2017: The Citizen News: Ifakara Scientist wins 1.4 billion shillings prize to eliminate malaria vectors
  12. 2017: CNN: How soap, clothing and chairs could stop mosquito bites and diseases, Wednesday, April 10, 2017
  13. 2016: Politifact: Disease-carrying mosquitoes are adapting. How researchers are racing, and stumbling, to keep up. FROM Politfact on Wednesday, December 21st, 2016 at 12:21 p.m.
  14. 2016: Motherboard: Fight against malaria in Tanzania: (Racchette fulmina-insetti e calze puzzolenti: la lotta alla malaria in Tanzania)
  15. 2016: Foreign Policy: Fredros Okumu named one of the top 100 leading global thinkers in 2016, by Foreign Policy Magazine
  16. The Conversation: Openning up Research Laboratories to the public
  17. 2011: Multiple: Interviews with a number of international media houses including CNN, BBC, AFP, German Press Agency, Washington Post, The UK Telegraph, Associated Press, The Guardian and LA Times: Interview with CNN ; Interview with the Washington Post

RESEARCH & INNOVATION GRANTS ATTRACTED
Personal Fellowships
PI:FO – N/A
PI – N/A2022

Heath Clark Lectureship – London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK 

PI:FO – 715,000 USD
PI – Fredros Okumu2017

Howard Hughes Medical Institute –Gates International Research Scholars Award: Project title: Demonstrating complete disruption of local malaria transmission by eliminating Anopheles funestus; Donor: HHMI-USA and Gates Foundation, USA; Duration: 2017 to 2022; Value: 715,000 US Dollars 

PI:FO – 652,000 UK Pounds
PI – Fredros Okumu2014

Wellcome Trust Intermediate Fellowship for Public Health and Tropical Medicine: Project title: Targeting residual malaria vectors in an area where insecticidal bednets are already widely used; Donor: Wellcome Trust, UK; Duration: Apr-2014 to March-2019; Value: 652,449 UK pounds 

PI:FO – 70,000 Brazilian Reals
PI – Prof. Alvaro Eiras2014

Visiting Researcher Fellowship at Institute of Biological Sciences (ICB) at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) Bello Horizonte, Brazil; Project title: Optimization a new non-powered passive trap for monitoring of Brazilian and East African malaria vectors; Donor: Brazil National Council for Scientific and Technological Development, of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (CNPq/MCTI); Duration: Oct 2014 to Dec 2016; Total value: R$ 70,000 (Brazilian Real) 

Other Research Grants (Name of Lead Principal Investigator of Consortium Included)
PI:FO – 3,806,071 USD
PI – Fredros Okumu2022

Advancing infrared and AI-based techniques for real time mosquito age- grading and evaluation of malaria vector control interventions in Africa: Sponsor: Billl & Melinda Gates Foundation; Duration: 2021 to 2025; Total Value: 3.8 million US Dollars; (Consortium – Led by Fredros Okumu) 

PI:FO – 1,530,000 British Pounds
PI – Emmanuel Kaindoa2022

Using novel technologies for real-time monitoring of the risk of mosquito- borne diseases in the context of climate and land-use changes. Sponsor: The Wellcome Trust (Grant reference: 226703/Z/22/Z: Consortium Led by Dr. Emmanuel Kaindoa) 

PI:FO – 1,518,000 USD
PI – Emmanuel Kaindoa2022

PREMONITION-Enhanced Entomological Monitoring in Tanzania: Sponsor: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Investment ID INV-043574 (Consortium Led by Dr. Emmanuel Kaindoa) 

PI:FO – 3,500,000 pounds
PI – IRSS, B Faso (A Diabate); (F. Okumu, IHI)2022

A Wellcome Trust Collaborative Award in Science, “Can gene drives be safely and sustainably be implemented in Africa”: Sponsor: Wellcome Trust; Duration: 2022 to 2027; Total Value: 3.5 million UK pounds (470,000 to Ifakara); (Consortium – Led by Prof Abdoulaye Diabate) 

PI:FO – 164,000 USD
PI – F. Okumu (IHI)2022

EaveSpace Program – Phase II: Assessment of the long-term protective efficacy, residual activity and durability of transfluthrin-treated eave ribbons used for control of malaria vectors; Sponsor: Bayer AG, germany; Duration: 2022 to 2024; Total Value: 164,000 USD; (Awarded to Ifakara Health Institute) 

PI:FO – 3,000,000 USD
PI – Overall (C. Wondji); (F. Okumu, IHI)2022

African Consortium in Modelling for Effective Vector Control (ACoMVeC). Sponsor: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (Consortium led by prof. Charles Wondji, CRID, Cameroon) 

PI:FO – 3,806,071 USD
PI – Fredros Okumu2021

Advancing infrared and AI-based techniques for real time mosquito age- grading and evaluation of malaria vector control interventions in Africa: Sponsor: Billl & Melinda Gates Foundation; Duration: 2021 to 2025; Total Value: 3.8 million US Dollars; (Consortium – Led by Fredros Okumu) 

PI:FO – 2,500,000 Euro
PI – Uni of Copenhagen (J. Knudsen); F.Okumu IHI2021

Risk-assessment of Vector-borne Diseases Based on Deep Learning and Remote Sensing: Sponsor: Novo Nordisk Foundation; Duration: 2022 to 2027; Total Value: 2.5 million Euro (800,000 Euro to IHI); (Consortium – Led by Prof Jacob Knudsen, Copenhagen) 

PI:FO – 1,490,000 USD
PI – Uni of Bayreuth (U. Beisel) F.Okumu (IHI)2021

Mobile Mosquitoes – understanding the entangled mobilities of Aedes mosquitoes and humans in India, Mexico, Tanzania and Germany”, in ac- cordance with basis of grant: Sponsor: VolksWagen Foundation; Duration: 2022 to 2027; Total Value: 1.5 million Euro (500,000 to IHI); (Consortium – Led by Prof Ulrike Beisel) 

PI:FO – 20,000 Euros
PI – F.Okumu (IHI)2021

Africa Research Excellence Fund, Excell Program Phase II: Empowring African Scientists to Transform the Health in the Continent: Sponsor: AREF; Duration: 2020 to 2021; Total Value: 20,000 Euros; (Awarded to Ifakara Health Institute) 

PI:FO – 170,000 USD
PI – Lina Finda (IHI) & F. Okumu2020

African Conversations About Gene Drives for Malaria Elimination; Donor: Foundations for The National Institutes of Health, USA; Duration: 2020 to 2021; Total Value: 170,000 USD; (Awarded to Ifakara Health Institute) 

PI:FO – 49,700 Euro
PI – University. of Bayreuth (U. Beisel) F.Okumu (IHI)2020

Mobile Mosquitoes – understanding the entangled mobilities of Aedes mosquitoes and humans in India, Mexico, Tanzania and Germany; Funding Source: Novo Nordisk Fonden, “la Caixa” Foundation, Wellcome Trust and VolkswagenStiftung; Duration: 2020 to 2021; Total Value: 49,700 Euro; (10,000 Euro Awarded to Ifakara Health Institute) (Consortium – Led by Prof Ulrike Beisel) 

PI:FO – 20,000 USD
PI – F. Okumu (IHI)2020

Africa Research Excellence Fund, Excell Program Phase II: Science communication and financial management training program at Ifakara Health Institute: Sponsor: AREF; Duration: 2020 to 2021; Total Value: 20,000 USD; (Awarded to Ifakara Health Institute) 

PI:FO – 100,000 USD
PI – F. Okumu (IHI)2020

EaveSpace Program: Assessment of mosquito biting reduction and mortality rates caused by eave-ribbons treated with different formulations of transfluthrin inside the semi-field system; Sponsor: Bayer AG, germany; Duration: 2020 to 2021; Total Value: 100,000 USD; (Awarded to Ifakara Health Institute) 

PI:FO – 148,352 Pounds (44,222 to IHI)
PI – Darren Lumbroso (Prime); F. Okumu(IHI)2020

Mosquito-Borne Disease Prevention in Africa- Network (MosquitoNET): Donor: UKRI/EPSRC, UK; Grant Ref: EP/T028939/1 via H R Wallingford Ltd (Prime Contractor); Duration: 2020 to 2022; Total Value: 148,352 UK Pounds; (44,222 to Ifakara Health Institute) (Consortium – Led by Prof Darren Lumbroso) 

PI:FO – 100,000 USD
PI – F. Okumu(IHI)2020

Deep diagnostics: using infrared spectroscopy and machine-learning to improve malaria diagnosis in low-income communities: Donor: Rudolf Geigy Foundation, Switzerland; Duration: 2020 to 2022; Total Value: 100,000 USD; (Awarded to Ifakara Health Institute) 

PI:FO – 15,000 USD
PI – Durham Uni (S. Lindsay) F. Okumu (IHI)2020

Star Homes – better health through better housing: Phase 2 house evaluation; Donor: Hanako, Singapore; c/o 3 Shenton Way #15-07 Shenton House, Singapore 068805; Duration: 2020 to 2020; Total Value: 15,000 USD; (Awarded to Ifakara Health Institute) (Consortium – Led by Prof Steve Lindsay) 

PI:FO – 2,821,000 USD
PI – F. Okumu (IHI)2020

Population biology and genomics of the malaria vector, Anopheles funestus in Tanzania; Donor: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; Duration: 2020 to 2023; Total Value: 2.81 Million USD; ( Awarded to Ifakara Health Institute): Investment ID #INV-002138 (Consortium – Led by Fredros Okumu) 

PI:FO – 992,000 USD
PI – P.Chaki (PAMCA); F. Okumu (IHI)2020

Careers in Malaria Elimination: a joint program with Pan African Mosquito Control Association to strengthen malaria surveillance in Africa; Donor: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; Duration: 2020 to 2025; Total Value: 6.3 Million USD; (992,000 USD to Ifakara Health Institute): # OPP1214408 (Consortium – Led by Prosper Chaki, PAMCA) 

PI:FO – 100,000 USD
PI – Fredros Okumu2019

Bridge Funding for Anopheles funestus Research in Tanzania: Donor: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; Duration: 2019 to 2020; Total Value: 100,000 USD to Ifakara Health Institute): # INV-003929 

PI:FO – 134,000 USD
PI – Babayan (UG) Fredros Okumu (IHI PI); Simon2019

Royal Society International Collaboration Award: Project: AI-MIRS: An Online Platform for Malaria Vector Surveillance in Africa using Artificial Intelligence and Mosquito InfraRed Spectroscopy; Donor: The Royal Society, London; Duration: 2020 to 2023; Total Value: 226,000 UK Pounds; (134,000 pounds to Ifakara Health Institute): # ICAR1191238; Joint project by University of Glasgow and Ifakara Health Institute. (Consortium – Led by Simon Babayan, Glasgow) 

PI:FO – 49,300 Pounds
PI – Ann Kelly(PI) Fredros Okumu (IHI PI)2019

Knowledge Frontiers: International Interdisciplinary Research Projects Programme 2019. Project: Entomological Happenings: Entomological Happenings: Exploring Collaborative Design Solutions for Sustainable Mosquito Control; Funding Partner: The British Academy, London; A joint project between Ifakara Health Institute and Kings College London. Total Value: 49,300 UK Pounds: # KF3/100047; (Consortium – Led by Ann Kelly, Kings College) 

PI:FO – 376,000 USD
PI -Niki Windbichler (Imperial C) Fredros Okumu(IHI)2019

Transmission Zero: A sub-award from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine. Duration: November 23, 2016 to Dec 2020. # OPP1158151; Project: Gene Drive: Engineering evaluation and drive of antimalarial population replacement traits in the mosquito Anopheles gambiae; Budget: 376,000 USD; (Consortium – Led by Nikki Windbichler, Imperial College) 

PI:FO – 5,000,000 USD
PI -IL&FO; IHI; C.Chaccour & R. Rabbinovic h. IS-Global2019

UNITAID (Collaborative grant): Evaluation of endectocides for malaria prevention: project title: Broad One Health Endectocide-based Malaria Intervention in Africa – BOHEMIA; Duratiion: 2019-2024; Budget: 25 million USD (Ifakara; 5 million USD): Funding Partner: UNITAID: Fredros Okumu & Marta Maia co-leading Entomology Work package; (Consortium – Led by Regina Rabbinovich, Is Global) 

PI:FO – 100,000 USD
PI – Fredros Okumu (PI)2019

A Grand Challenge Explorations Grant: Project Title: Artificial Intelligence and Infrared Spectroscopy to Accelerate Malaria Vector Control; Donor: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; Duration: 2019 to 2021; Total Value: 100,000 USD: # OPP1217647 

PI:FO – 100,000 Pounds
PI – Fredros Okumu & John Paliga2018

BOVA Network Award to John Paliga: Project title: Using mosquito repellent chairs to provide indoor and outdoor protection against mosquito-borne illnesses; Donor: BOVA Network; Duration: 2018 to 2019; Value: 100,000 UK Pounds 

PI:FO – 10,000 USD
PI – Fredros Okumu (IHI)2018

Africa Research Excellence Fund, Excell Program Phase I: Empowring African Scientists to Transform the Health in the Continent: Sponsor: AREF; Duration: 2020 to 2021; Total Value: 20,000 USD; (Awarded to Ifakara Health Institute) 

PI:FO – 100,000 Pounds
PI – Fredros Okumu & Lina Finda2018

AntiVec, UK (Pump Priming Grant):Innovative approaches for public engagement for new malaria vector control tools Duration: 2018-2020; 100,000 pounds: Funding Partner: Anti-Vec via University of Glasgow; Partners: Kings College London, PAMCA and University of the Witwatersrand 

PI:FO – 74,000 USD
PI – Fredros Okumu2017

WHO/Special Program for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (WHO/TDR) Grant Number B70064; Technical and logistics support for planning and organization of a WHO/TDR meeting on Residual Malaria Transmission: Oct 2017 to Dec 2017; Value: 74,000 USD (Consortium – Led by Fredros Okumu) 

PI:FO – 2,000,000 USD
PI – Fredros Okumu2017

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Award No. OPP1177156; Anopheles funestus rearing and gene flow studies; Duration: October 2017 to September 2019; Value: 2,000,000 USD to IHI and partners. (Consortium – Led by Fredros Okumu) 

PI:FO – 106,800 USD
PI – G. Killeen & Fredros Okumu2017

MRC, UK Award via Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), Award No. CA170330GKIHI; Durable, practical, effective and affordable formats for insecticide-treated eave baffles that protect households & suppress malaria transmission: May 2017 to April 2019; Value: 106,800 UK pounds to IHI. 

PI:FO – 178,000 USD
PI – F. Baldini & Fredros Okumu2017

MRC, UK Award No. Award No. MR/PO25501/1; Development of a new tool for malaria mosquito surveillance to improve vector control; Duration: April 2017 to March 2019: 586,000 UK pounds (IHI Budget; 178,000 Pounds). (Consortium – Led by Francesco Baldini, Glasgow) 

PI:FO – 450,000 Swiss Francs
PI – M. Winkler & Fredros Okumu (IHI)2017

Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF), Award No. Award No.400640- 169461; Health Impact Assessment in National Resource Extraction in Low- Income Countries; Duration: August 2017 to July 2020; Value: 1,650,000 Swiss Francs (IHI Budget; 450,000 Swiss Francs). (Consortium – Led by Mirko Winkler, SwissTPH) 

PI:FO – 100,000 USD
PI – Zawadi Mageni & Fredros Okumu2017

Engaging local transporters to enhance last-mile delivery of essential medical supplies in hard-to-reach areas; A grand Challenges Expplorations Grant awarded to Ifakara Health Institute: August 2017 to June 2019; Value: 100,000 USD; Donor: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. OPP ID # OPP1181763 

PI:FO – 804,000 USD
PI – Fredros Okumu & Alvaro Eiras2016

USAID Grant No. AID-OAA- F-16- 00093; Project title: Creating low-cost repellent-treated sandals that provide round-the clock protection against Dengue, Zika Chikungunya and Malaria; Duration: October 2016 to Sept 2018; Value: 803,746 USD (including 200,000 sub-award for UFMG in Brazil). (Consortium – Led by Fredros Okumu): 

PI:FO – 326,000 USD
PI – Fredros Okumu & April Monroe2016

USAID/PMI Grant #; Project title: Investigating the magnitude and drivers of persistent Plasmodium infections in Zanzibar; Duration: Oct 2016 to Sept 2017; Value: 326,000 USD: (Consortium – Led by Fredros Okumu): 

PI:FO – 400,000 USD
PI – Drs. Adam Saddler and Alex Hiscox2016

Innovative Vector Control Consortium (IVCC) Program on New Paradigms for Vector Control; Project title: Push Pull for Malaria Prevention; Donor: IVCC, UK, Project duration: April 2016 to June 2018; Value: Funding confirmed; Budget: 400,000 (Consortium – Grant): 

PI:FO – 400,000 USD
PI – Drs. Adam Saddler and Alex Hiscox2016

Innovative Vector Control Consortium (IVCC) Program on New Paradigms for Vector Control; Project title: Push Pull for Malaria Prevention; Donor: IVCC, UK, Project duration: April 2016 to June 2018; Value: Funding confirmed; Budget: 400,000 (Consortium – Grant): 

PI:FO – 348,000 USD
PI – F. Okumu & Dr. A. Diabate2016

Innovative Vector Control Consortium (IVCC) Targeting Mosquito Swarms; Donor: IVCC, UK, Project duration: July 2016 to June 2018; Value: 347,657 USD to Ifakara Health Institute & 477,336 USD to IRSS, Burkina Faso 

PI:FO – 220,000 USD
PI – Fredros Okumu2015

WHO/ Special Program for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (WHO/TDR) Grant Number B40445; Project title: Investigating the magnitude and drivers of persistent Plasmodium infections in East and West Africa; Project duration: Dec 2015 to Dec 2016; Value: 220,000 USD. (Consortium – Led by Fredros Okumu): 

PI:FO – 112,000 Canadian dollars
PI – Mr. Kyeba Swai2014

Rising Stars in Global Health Award Phase I Grant from Grand Challenges CanadaTM. Grant Number 0679-01; Title: Using molasses to for agricultural productivity and mosquito control; Donor: Grand Challenges CanadaTM; Duration: Oct 2014 to June 2016; Value: 112,000 CAD 

PI:FO – 113, 000 Canadian dollars
PI – Fredros Okumu2014

Rising Stars in Global Health Award Phase I Grant from Grand Challenges CanadaTM. Grant Number 0262-01; Title: Portable exposure-free huts to protect itinerant rice farmers from mosquito-borne illnesses: reducing disease and improving productivity; Donor: Grand Challenges CanadaTM; Duration: May 2013 to Dec 2014: Value: 113,000 CAD 

PI:FO – 775,000 USD
PI – Fredros Okumu2011

Grand Challenges Explorations Phase II (GCE-II). Grant No. OPP1035742; Title: Outdoor Mosquito Control as a Complimentary Strategy to Accelerate Malaria Elimination in Africa; Donor: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and GCC. July 2011 to June 2014;Value: 775,000USD 

PI:FO – 1,500,000 USD
PI – Hillary Ranson2011

African Vector Control: New Tools (AVEC-Net). Grant No. 265660 (collaborative project); Title: Controlling malaria by hitting the vector: new or improved vector control tools; Donor: European Union, FP 7 Scheme; Duration: Feb 2011 to Dec 2015; Value: 1,500,000 Euro awarded to our institute (part of the total 12,000,000 Euro awarded to the whole consortium). (Consortium – Led by Hilary Ranson, Liverpool): 

PI:FO – 100,000 USD
PI – Fredros Okumu2009

Grand Challenges Explorations Phase I Grant from the Discovery program of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Grant No. 53214; Title: Using optimally located outdoor devices as complimentary strategy to accelerate malaria elimination in Africa; Donor: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF); Duration: May 2009 to October 2010; Value: 100,000 USD. 

Fellowships I have supervised or sponsored
PI:FO – 300,000 Pounds
PI – Supervisor for (Mercy Opiyo)2021

Wellcome Trust International Training Fellowship in Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Title: Understanding drivers of residual malaria transmission in southern Mozambique. Grant Awarded to Dr. Mercy Opiyo (Manhica, Mozambique); Donor; Wellcome Trust, UK; Duration: 2021 to 2024; Value: 300,000 pounds 

PI:FO – 32,000 Pounds
PI – Supervisor for (Emmanuel Hape)2020

Scottish Funding Council, Global Challenges Research Fund – Masters Fellowship. Title: Strengthening capacity for laboratory colonization of the major African malaria vector Anopheles funestus. Grant Awarded to support Mr. Emmanuel Elia Hape; Scottish Funding Council, UK; Duration: 2020 to 2021; Value: 32,000 pounds; Lead Applicant & Main Supervisor: Prof. Heather Ferguson, University of Glasgow 

PI:FO – 32,000 Pounds
PI – Supervisor for (Neema Zephania)2020

Scottish Funding Council, Global Challenges Research Fund -Masters Fellowship. Title: Malaria mosquito development: determinants of variation in cuticle composition with age and Plasmodium infection. Grant Awarded to support Ms. Neema Zephania Zablon; Scottish Funding Council, UK; Duration: 2020 to 2021; Value: 31,400 pounds; Lead Applicant & Main Supervisor: Prof. Simon Babayan, University of Glasgow 

PI:FO – 32,000 Pounds
PI – Supervisor for (Ismail Nambunga)2020

Scottish Funding Council, Global Challenges Research Fund -Masters Fellowship. Title: Modelling the potential impact of supplementary tools for malaria vector control in south-eastern Tanzania. Grant Awarded to support Mr. Ismail Nambunga; Scottish Funding Council, UK; Duration: 2020 to 2021; Value: 31,000 pounds; Lead Applicant & Supervisor: Dr. Viana Mafalda, University of Glasgow 

PI:FO – 780,000 Pounds
PI – Sponsor for (Dickson Lwetoijera)2019

Wellcome Trust International Intermediate Fellowship in Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Title: Mosquito-assisted larviciding (autodissemination) as a complementary intervention against malaria vectors. Grant Awarded to Dr. Dickson Wilson Lwetoijera; Donor; Wellcome Trust, UK; Duration: 2019 to 2024; Value: 700,000 pounds 

PI:FO – 280,000 Pounds
PI – Supervisor for (Etiene Bilgo)2019

Wellcome Trust International Training Fellowship in Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Title: Evaluation of genetically-modified entomopathogenic fungi for malaria vector control. Grant Awarded to Dr. Etienne Bilgo (IRSS, Burkina Faso); Donor; Wellcome Trust, UK; Duration: 2019 to 2022; Value: 280,000 pounds 

PI:FO – 50,000 USD
PI – Supervisor for (Emmanuel Kaindoa)2019

Post Doctoral Re-Entry Grant from Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA). Grant Awarded to Dr. Emmanuel Kaindoa; Donor; CARTA,; Duration: 2019 to 2021; Value: 50,000 USD 

PI:FO – 120,000 Pounds
PI – Supervisor of MSc Student (Emmanuel Mwanga)2018

Wellcome Trust Masters Fellowship on Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Grant Awarded to Mr. Emmanuel Mwanga; Title: Using Machine Learning and Mid-Infrared Spectroscopy to investigate mosquito blood feeding histories and malaria transmission. Donor: Wellcome Trust, UK; Duration: 2019 to 2022; Value: 120,000 pounds 

PI:FO – 120,000 Pounds
PI – Supervisor of MSc Student (Doreen J Siria)2018

Wellcome Trust Masters Fellowship on Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Grant Awarded to Ms. Doreen Siria; Title: Combining House Screening and Odour Baited Mosquito Traps for malaria Control in areas dominated by An. funestus mosquitoes. Donor: Wellcome Trust, UK; Duration: 2019 to 2022; Value: 120,000 pounds 

PI:FO – 141,000 Pounds
PI – Supervisor of MSc Student Salum A Mapua)2018

Wellcome Trust Masters Fellowship on Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Grant Awarded to Mr. Salum Abdallah Mapua; Title: Using community-driven approach to identify and treat aquatic habitats of Anopheles funestus mosquitoes so as to crash malaria transmission. Donor: Wellcome Trust, UK; Duration: Sept 2018 to Dec 2020; Value: 141,000 pounds 

PI:FO – 120,000 Pounds
PI – Supervisor of MSc Student (F. T enywa)2017

Wellcome Trust Masters Fellowship on Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Grant Awarded to Mr. Frank Tenywa; Title: Attractive Toxic Sugar Baites for Aedes aegypti. Donor: Wellcome Trust, UK; Duration: 2017 to Dec 2019; Value: 120,000 pounds 

PI:FO – 140,000 Pounds
PI – Supervisor of MSc Student (F. C. Meza)2017

Wellcome Trust Masters Fellowship on Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Grant Awarded to Mr. Felician Meza; Title: Using ivermectin-based toxic sugar baits for control of Anopheles funestus. Donor: Wellcome Trust, UK; Duration: 2017 to Dec 2019; Value: 140,000 pounds 

PI:FO – 150,000 Pounds
PI – Supervisor of MSc Student (Kyeba Swai)2015

Wellcome Trust Masters Fellowship on Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Grant Awarded to Mr. Johnson Kyeba Swai; Title: Assessing malaria infections among migratory rice farmers in a residual transmission setting in south-eastern Tanzania. Donor: The Wellcome Trust, UK; Duration: July 2016 to Dec 2018; Value: 150,000 pounds 

PI:FO – 100,000 USD
PI – Supervisor of PhD student (E. Kaindoa)2015

Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa, PhD Fellowship Grant Awarded to Mr. Emmanuel Wilson Kaindoa: Title: Effects of settlement patterns on residual malaria transmission in rural Tanzania; Donor: CARTA Consortium; Duration: Mar 2015 to Feb 2019; Value: 100,000 USD 

PI:FO – 111,000 Pounds
PI – Supervisor of MSc Student (Arnold Mmbando)2015

Wellcome Trust Masters Fellowship on Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Grant Awarded to Mr. Arnold S. Mmbando; Title: Combining area-wide mosquito repellents and long-range attractants to create a resistance-proof “push-pull” system that maximizes protection against disease-transmitting mosquitoes; Wellcome Trust, UK; July 2015 to Dec 2017; Value: 111,000 pounds 

PI:FO – 121,000 Pounds
PI – Supervisor of MSc Student (Nancy Matowo)2014

Wellcome Trust Masters Fellowship on Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Grant Awarded to Ms. Nancy Stephen Matowo; Title: Videographic analysis and experimental evaluation of mosquito host-seeking responses to optimize a new odour-baited device for monitoring outdoor-biting malaria vectors; Wellcome Trust, UK; Duration: July 2014 to Dec 2016: Value: 121,000 pounds 

PI:FO – 119,000 Pounds
PI – Supervisor of MSc Student (Dingani Chinula)2014

Wellcome Trust Masters Fellowship on Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Grant Awarded to Mr. Dingani Chinula; Title: Treating netting eave baffles with pirimiphos methyl to control indoor feeding Anopheles funestus at an affordable cost. Donor: Wellcome Trust, UK and Association of Physicians of Great Britain and Ireland; June 2014 to Nov 2017;Value: 119,000 pounds 

PI:FO – 100,000 USD
PI – Supervisor of student till April 2016 (Irene Moshi)2014

Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa, PhD Fellowship Grant Awarded to Ms. Irene Richard Moshi: Title: Exploring relationships between human outdoor activities and residual malaria transmission exposure in rural and urban Tanzania; Donor: CARTA Consortium; Duration: March 2014 to February 2018; Value: 100,000 US Dollars 

PI:FO – 96,000 Pounds
PI – Supervisor of Msc student (Emmanuel Kaindoa)2013

Wellcome Trust Masters Fellowship on Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Grant Awarded to Mr. Emmanuel Kaindoa; Project title: Using human biomass and its spatial distribution to predict mosquito-borne disease transmission patterns; Donor: The Wellcome Trust and the Association of Physicians of Great Britain and Ireland; Duration: April 2013 to Oct 2015; Value: 96,000 UK pounds